06 Sep Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
For the fifth year in a row, Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charities, has awarded Volunteers in Medicine HHI 4-Stars, its highest and most prestigious rating. Charity Navigator helps charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency of America’s largest charities. Charity Navigator awarded Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island four out of a possible four stars. This indicates that VIM HHI adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
“Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island’s 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds VIM HHI to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the clinic.”
VIM HHI Director of Development Ginger Allen addressed the accolade. “We are so pleased to once again be awarded the exceptional four star designation by Charity Navigator,” she said. “It is only through our generous community of donors that for 25 years now, VIM has remained committed to changing the lives of our neighbors in need with the gift of good health. We are proud that our donors can count on us to ensure that their contributions are meeting our mission and producing outstanding results.”
The clinic’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
About Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic was established on Hilton Head Island in 1993 and today provides free medical, dental, mental health, vision and prescription drug care for those residents of the community who live and or work on Hilton Head or Daufuskie Island, earn less than 200% of federal poverty levels and are underinsured or uninsured. Last year, VIM HHI provided care across more than 28,000 patient visits and is the model for 88 free health clinics throughout the country. Funding is through grants and donations. VIM neither seeks nor accepts government support.
Almost 650 volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, social workers and lay persons manage 23 medical specialties and five disease management clinics for those patients with chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension. Volunteers in Medicine Clinic’ provides a “safety net” for our community and is more important today than ever before. New patients are added on a daily basis and current patients receive treatment as we fulfill our mission: to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved population and their households, living and/or working on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data.